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229 to 233 Cotton End Road Wilshamstead

229 to 233 Cotton End Road March 2012
229 to 233 Cotton End Road March 2012

Numbers 229, 231 and 233 Cotton End Road were listed by the former Department of Environment in June 1974 as Grade II, of special interest. The department dated the short row to the 18th century, with 19th century alterations. The properties are of timber-framed construction covered with colourwashed roughcast render. Numbers 229 and 231 have clay tiled roofs whilst Number 233 is slated and of a type known as a gambrel roof.

The Rating and Valuation Act 1925 specified that every building and piece of land in the country was to be assessed to determine its rateable value. Like most of the county, Wilshamstead was largely assessed in 1927 and the valuer visiting the row [DV1/C65/108-110] found that each cottage was in owner occupation.

Number 229 was owned by G. Pulter and comprised a parlour, a living room and two bedrooms above. Number 231 had the same accommodation and was owned by F. Redman. Number 233 had a parlour, a living room, a passage and two bedrooms above and was owned by W. Case.